'''Hippocrates of Kos''' (; ; ''Hippokrátēs''; 460 – 370 BC), also known as Hippocrates (physicians)|Hippocrates II
, was a Greeks|Greek physician
of the Age of Pericles
), and is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine
. He is referred to as the List of persons considered father or mother of a scientific field#Medicine and physiology|"Father of Western Medicine"
in recognition of his lasting contributions to the field as the founder of the Hippocratic School of Medicine. This intellectual school revolutionized medicine in ancient Greece
, establishing it as a discipline distinct from other fields with which it had traditionally been associated (theurgy
), thus establishing medicine as a profession.
However, the achievements of the...